Can you believe it’s almost been 20 years of the Tate Modern?
As part of their two-decade birthday celebrations, the gallery will be showing Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms.
The Japanese contemporary artist has been having something of a renaissance recently, and you likely saw her famous polka-dot pumpkins all over your Instagram feed when they were displayed at the Victoria Miro Gallery in 2018.
Her work is now coming back to the capital as part of a presentation called Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, which will look back at her career and body of work.
It will feature two of the artist’s iconic ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’, which show different lights and images in (you’ve guessed it) mirrored rooms to create an everlasting effect.
The immersive rooms are stunning to look at, and even more engulfing to be in. It’s not one to be missed.
Alongside these two rooms, there will be unearthed photography from Yayoi Kusama’s time creating the works, providing context to why and how they were made.
The exhibition will last for a full year, starting on May 11 and running to May 9, 2021, in the George Economou gallery.
Tickets go on sale March 2, and although it’s free for Tate members, there will be a small charge for non-members.
As well as Kusama, Tate will be showing work by other artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Lee Mingwei.
Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, said in a statement: ‘We want to highlight some of the artists Tate Modern has championed over the past 20 years: Kusama and Bourgeois, for example, not only represent our commitment to great artists with truly international careers, but they also embody art’s journey from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century to the immersive installations being created today.’
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